Where is the Best Place to Live in Oregon? Bend




If you have spent any time in Bend, you likely feel the same way the good people at Movoto Real Estate do, that Bend is the best place to live in Oregon.  We have devoted a lot of space on our blog to telling you how much we love living in Bend but you don’t have […]




Bend Oregon Named One of the Most Romantic Cities in U.S.




Living in Bend I never really thought about this fun, Central Oregon city as romantic.  Sure, date nights here are never boring and there is never a shortage of great restaurants to choose from.  It just didn’t occur to me to think of Bend as a romantic city.  Until now. Livability.com just published their list […]




Bend Oregon Makes List of America’s Best Ski Towns




It’s no secret that Bend and Mt. Bachelor make a great combination as a winter destination.  So it should come as no surprise that a magazine like Travel + Leisure would name Bend one of America’s best ski towns. Great ski towns don’t come a dime a dozen and part of what makes Bend so special […]




Outdoor Life Names Bend One of Top Fishing Towns




Bend, Oregon is known as a premier destination for outdoor activities (and beer), consistently making top 10 lists for everything from golf to skiing.  This month Outdoor Life Magazine ranked Bend at #8 on their list of the best hunting and fishing towns in the United States. While there are plenty of hunters in Central Oregon, […]




Premier Ski & Golf Destination: Bend, Oregon




Bend is well known as being a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.  The list of available outdoor activities is wide ranging from white water rafting to mountain biking, snowmobiling to paddle boarding, and fishing to camping.  But Bend is perhaps best known for skiing and golf and Links Magazine recently combined the two and placed Bend […]




Sunset Magazine Likes Bend, Oregon too




It seems as if there is never a shortage of publications touting Bend as a great destination to visit or place to live.  About a year ago Sunset Magazine listed Bend as one of the West’s Best Ski Towns.  Bend was chosen as the most food focused ski town.  The brief synopsis only mentions a […]




Bend, Oregon Named One of World’s Best Ski Towns




National Geographic has named Bend, Oregon one of the top 25 ski towns in the world.  The list includes well known names such as Aspen, Telluride, Jackson, Park City, and Ketchum in the United States and international destinations including Chamonix France, Zermatt Switzerland, Kitzbuhel Austria, Whistler Canada, and Niseko Japan.  Some impressive names to say the […]




AARP Says Bend is a Sunny Place to Retire




The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) creates lots of lists.  They have lists of surgeries to avoid, ways to avoid bank fees, home remedies that “work” and a bunch of lists regarding places to live if you are retired.  One of their most recent lists is 10 Great Sunny Places to Retire.  Of course […]




Bend’s Ale Trail Makes Top 10 List




  Are you thirsty for some good beer?  Bend has beer.  I’m talking about award winning beer brewed right here in Central Oregon.  Bend is quickly becoming as much a destination for beer as it is for skiing, mountain biking, fishing and golf.  The website CraftBeer.com lists the Bend Ale Trail as one of the top 10 […]